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resisting it. he was the commander at the time. john abazaid, the central command, which oversaw the middle east, was also not for it. secretary of state condi rice was very strongly opposed to it and i accessed a transcript of the meeting at the white house where she voiced her view. she simply thought the opportunity to change things through military force was gone. all of her deputies thought. o >> rose: but it also should beug pointed out, as you will do, the notion that it was the combination of the surge and the arab awakening.at the sunnis were beginning toke turn on al qaeda, and those two things converged.h >> well, bush made a decision, supported basically by his own n.s.c. team, general petraeus, who was in waiting but had not yet been officially picked, andy ray odyearno was the number two command or the ground, and jack keene, who had been former vice chief of staff, who had been working as interlock tour, going around and ashiewrpg the white house. i don't think when theyar made e decision the white house really anticipated that the surge would have this catalytic effect on th
u.s.- israeli relations that were badly strained and president obama's first term? >> yeah, john, and you're right, it's an israeli-u.s. reset, and i think it was a great success. i think the president's speech was outstanding to the young israelis. i think it was full of realism and idealism. what he has done, he has walked away from the idea that israel has to stop building settlements, and as a reality there's not going to be any palestinian state as long as you have the president meeting with netanyahu, lieberman, and those folks in power, but i do think there's been a reset in relations with israel. but john with the whole middle east, look at muslim brotherhood in egypt, hamas, gaza, the jordanian king is in trouble, syria is about to collapse in anarchy. you've got hezbollah in lebanon. i think that whole area is moving the other direction. if i were the president of the united states, i believe what he wants to do and ought to do is get out of dodge. >> eleanor. >> i can't remember a time in my lifetime when there was a peaceful status quo in the middle east. it's always
a matter of perception? we're going to see here in the coming months whether he sends john kerry back with a really serious mission to do something between the israelis and palestinians and what does he follow up on with respect to turkey, syria, etc. the >> well, it looks like he's going to go back fairly early. and one thing interesting is secretary of state clinton kept her distance from the israeli-palestinian issue. i think you will see secretary kerry in the middle of this. clinton may have been thinking about the pobbletd of running for president someday, john kerry has been there, done that. and heard in that clip where prime minister netanyahu said the iranians would not move unless there was a credible threat of military action, and you heard the president come out very clearly saying containment is not my policy, they're not going to get a weapon no matter what we need to go do. and i think even though he's said that before, they needed to hear it right there and the iranians needed to hear it right there. >> while he was over there, there were some pretty horrific accusati
and senate to overhaul u.s. immigration laws. today speaker of the house john boehner called the house version a "pretty reasonable solution." the number of americans dying from alzheimer's disease has increased by 68% in the last decade. according to the alzheimer's association, one in three seniors have some form of dementia when they die, and the disease accelerates the progression of other life- threatening conditions. because alzheimer's has no cure or treatment to slow symptoms, a growing elderly population means dementia mortality rates will only continue to rise. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to gwen. >> ifill: pope francis formally took office today with a special mass and ceremonies. we begin with a report from james mates of independent television news in rome. >> it was among the ordinary pilgrims to st. peter's that pope francis started his day. it is common now for a pope to kiss babies-- less so for them to get out of the popemobile and walk over to give a blessing to a disabled person. inauguration mass at st. peter's square was less or nate than
agree to tax hikes and jepd speaker john boehner said the house's answer to that is no. >> the president got his tax heights on january 1st. the talk about raising revenue is over. it's time to deal with the spending problem. >> the two chambers have a way of talking about their differences, not with president obama but on each other. work on the contrasting house and senate plans continue this week. for "nightly business report" i'm john harwood on capital hill. >> i asked when we spoke recently but began by getting him to rate the u.s. economy on a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being very strong. >> i think it's trying to be a 6 but the government, in generally, the government doing the wrong thing might be pulling it back to a 4. we're definitely off the bottom and economy is trying to recover. . are you concerned? i spoke with form early fed chairman alan greenspan. he said with respect to the sequestered, rising asset prices both in stocks and housing may in part overset the otherwise dill tear just effects of the federal spending cuts. are you in that camp at all? >> not especially. the
's one of the many reasons that we're stuck. >> rose: okay. john kerry is the new secretary of state. cares about the middle east? interested. has been as chairman of the foreign relations committee. has many contacts in the region, many trips in the region, its unlikely he would appoint an envoy. he wants to do it himself i would assume. does that make a difference? >> it seems to be the case. it's the secretary of state, he has a certain gravitas. but ultimately you're going to have to have a president who is committed to this issue and i'm not convinced that president obama see this is other as a loser issue for him at this point. >> rose: so finally, aaron, when they come back you don't think we'll have a greater understanding between the two leaders? >> i think you will. and particularly i think on iran. i think netanyahu will continue to give the president the time and space he needs on the israeli/palestinian thing. i don't know, charlie. i really think that this is a tough one and with all due respect to secretary kerry, i wish him well but barack obama is the most controllin
with afghanistan's leader to hash out differences. frantic was today's watch word as secretary of state john kerry made an unannounced visit to kabul meeting with president hamid karzai and smoothing over u.s.-afghan tensions at a joint news conference. >> i appreciate enormously our friendship. and i know that you share with me a sense that this next year could well be one of the most important in the modern history of afghanistan. >> ifill: the show of unity followed new flare-ups as the u.s. winds down its combat mission there. after a deadly bombing this month, karzai was quoted as saying the u.s. colluded with the taliban to destabilize his country and to justify a continued u.s. presence beyond the december 2014 pullout date. today though he denied he had made that charge. >> there is a collusion? i never used the word "collusion" between the taliban and the u.s. those were not my words. those were picked up by the media. >> ifill: kerry in turn said he had reached an understanding with karzai on the matter. >> we're on the same page. i don't think there's any disagreement between us. i'm ve
carried out by syrian staff themselves. u.s. secretary of state john kerry made an unannounced visit to afghanistan and vowed to stick by president hamid karzai despite mr. karzai's hostility toward the u.s.-led military efforts in the country. earlier this month the afghan president accused the u.s. of can lewding with the taliban -- colluding with the taliban. italy's highest court has put off until tomorrow a verlander on whether or not amanda knox and her former boyfriend should face a fresh trial for the murder of an english student. having been convicted, ms. fox and the other were later acquitted in 2007. the girl was found dead in her apartment in italy. rebel forces have seized control of the capital of the central african republic and forced the president to take temporary refuge in neighboring cameroon. 13 south african soldiers were killed in a battle to defend the capital. now rebel leaders are debating who's in charge and the situation is unstable with widespread a lotting right across the city. driving is -- driving rebels out of the city of northern mali only took the
and intelligence allies in the region not speaking has been a huge, huge problem. so, the president-- john kerry, when he went to archg raon his maten trip as secretary of state, talkedded to erdjuan, and the president when he got here at his very first meeting with netanyahied with brought it up, and has been working it we're told each time they met. so it was set up that they went to the airport. they had a trailer set up, and netanyahi and obama went in and the call was made. and we were all wondering-- it took something like half an hour. and we wondered why so long, why was the president there, why did he get on the phone. what we're told is both netanyahu and erdjuan required the president to be there, for each one that gave that leader cover to do this sort of forced public. erdogan could say president obama has explained that it's very, very important for to us at least cooperate on security intelligence. i need to do this for my friend barack obama, and netanyahu could make the same case for the people criticizing him at home for apologizing to erdogan. >> you mentioned syria. when the
set the tone for a humbler, simpler church at his inaugural mass. jeffrey brown talks to john allen in rome. >> me where againing now the focus shifts from style to substance and the question becomes how is this new tone going to be translated into the hard work of actually governing the church? there, of course, the challenges are considerably more steep >> ifill: we continue our series of stories about the middle east, margaret warner reports on the divide among the two leading palestinian factions, and its impact on the quest for peace. . >> it is really a divide over power. who's going to control what and what's going to be in a stronger position to win the palestinian people and who's going to have the narrative on its side? >> woodruff: and we examine a dramatic shift in public opinion with a majority of americans supporting same sex marriage. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
happened at abbey road. one of the problems was john lennon had a cold. he had been on a tour. he came into the studio and his voice was raw and rangy. >> he shouted his way through "twist and shout." thank you so much for coming in. that brinks the -- brings the show to a close. you can go to our website where you can find all the latest from cyprus where it does seem that lawmakers are approving key bills to help the country secure a bailout package. thanks for watching. have a great weekend. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by -- the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, union bank, and fidelity investments. >> your personal economy is made up of the things that matter most, including your career, and as those things change, fidelity can help you readjust your retirement plan, rethink how you're invested and refocus as your career moves forward. wherever you are today, a fidelity i.r.a. has a wide range of investment choices that can fit your personal economy. fidelity investments, turn here. >> "bbc world news" was ca
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parties gloss over. most parties blame the defeat on their own candidate. john mccain was the grumpy old man candidate -- that is why he lost. al gore was a stiff. that is why the democrats lost. it is an easy explanation. they are confronting something very real. they deserve great credit. it is difficult and painful. most technological advances do not come out of the party apparatus. they come out as howard dean had social networking, and barack obama took that to different levels in 2012. >> rand paul had a speech on immigration that even marco rubio praised. >> rand paul is, to me, representing what republicans ought to be doing, and not what priebus is talking about. paul called the harvard university business school and asked for an opportunity to talk to the students about the future of the republican party and the african-american community on april 10. he is not waiting to get the nomination and then put together the outreach programs. he is doing it now. he is doing this on a number of fronts. this is what the republican party has to do. not just worry about the mechanics of th
john boehner remained skeptical. >> the budget that senate democrats are considering never balances, ever. that means more debt, fewer jobs and, frankly, much higher taxes from the american people. >> sreenivasan: the negotiations over these competing party visions for governing will begin in earnest when president obama submits his spending blueprint on april 8. with their work done, house members leave town today for a two week recess. while senators will remain in a marathon session until a vote on their own plan to fund the government. judy woodruff takes it from there. >> woodruff: for what's happening behind-the-scenes, we turn to todd zwillich, washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international. welcome back to the newshour. >> good to be with you, judy. >> woodruff: first this vote to keep the government funded by the end of the fiscal year, both the house and senate passed this. does this mean democrats and republicans finally see eye to eye on something? >> well, it means that they see eye to eye on not having another showdown right now. both sides h
in the u.n. or the international criminal court. >> we'll see what comes out. and then john kerry is going to follow up on this. but i suspect that from the way that the wording is coming out there may be a softening of positions on both sides on this in terms of settlement. a restraining settlement activity. >> rose: and palestinian initiatives in the u.n.. >> right. >> rose: okay. the last one is empower secretary of state kerry. >> he hasn't done that yet. he really needs to do it because he's given this speech which has raised expectations sky-high about what the united states is going to do in the peace process. and if he doesn't back kerry up, because kerry is the one that is going to be doing it, kerry won't be able to succeed. >> my guess is knowing secretary kerry and knowing secretary clinton, that secretary kerry will give this because he passionately is interested in this more tension, individually on his own, than secretary clinton. >> he says it that the time, sorry, that the time for middlest envoy is over. >> he is a secretary that is widely perceived as being very close to
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them billions. >> i simply do not know where the money is. >> ms global, the firm john corazine led into bankruptcy settled the bank amid criticism it withheld emergency cash as the brokerage teetered on the edge of collapse. >>> if that wasn't enough, the bank has also come under fire for assisting harmful payday lenders. sometimes charging interest rates upwards of 500%. also, foreclosing on homes of members of the military while on active duty. pay slashed in half in january and the bank disclosed 17,000 layoffs in february. the flood gate of bad news first opened last year when jp morgan's european arms made a giant trade on the global economy. dubbed the london whale for its sheer size, it cost the bank $6 billion. >> the rules need to be revamped. >> grilled over that very trade last week on capital hill, senator carl leaven took executives and the bank's regulators to go awry. >> the occ has issued a cease and desist order. but i believe you and your colleagues have a challenge to get america's biggest bank back on the straight and narrow. >> for now, jp morgan is taking stri
. the liberation of theology. cardinal -- had to deal with that because mainly john paul the second put it on his lap. >> rose: right. >> he's always been hurt to the church giving priority to the poor. >> rose: who is that. >> ratsinger. >> rose: pope benedict. >> exactly. this guy is from latin america. the church in america has made a commitment that has extended to the whole world which we start particularly start latin america which called the preferencionual option for the poor. i think his assignment is to show that works and it's not just piety. it means living and forming and working -- >> rose: you think he's more interested in those kinds of objectives, reaching out to the poor and making sure that the church serves the poor. than he is being so steadfast on some doctrinal issues. >> it depends -- divinity of christ. but anyway, yes. but i think it's what he would be concerned about is not just the prevention of the poor and the doctrine on the other specified but the link between the two. is there one. we have a double kind of life. >> rose: link between commitment to the poor an
in a western state where many people like their guns. governor john hickenlooper signed into law a series of measures requiring new background checks for private and online gun sales. the law also limits ammunition magazines to 15 rounds. but it was a bittersweet moment as well. before that ceremony, hickenlooper remembered his friend and the state's head of corrections, tom clements, who was shot and killed at his home yesterday evening. there are no known suspects. >> tom clements dedicated his life to being a public servant, to making our state better, to making the world a better place; and he is going to be deeply, deeply missed. >> woodruff: the passage of the new law comes eight months after the mass shooting in an aurora colorado movie theater. and it's the latest example of a larger battle playing out in state legislatures around the country. more than 3,000 pieces of gun- related legislation are being considered in statehouses. but even as momentum picks up in some states, a similar push on capitol hill has slowed. yesterday, senate majority leader harry reid acknowledged one bi
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